How does virus enter USB pen drive?

September 28, 2011 at 07:45:03
Specs: Windows 7, 2.66 GHZ

When i inject a pen drive in a virus infected system... how does a virus automatically enter the pen drive without my knowledge.. What happens exactly.. can anyone explain .. plz...

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#1
September 28, 2011 at 08:14:23

Completely dependent on the virus, but the pen drive is basically treated like any other hard drive and thus can be infected. Most infections tend to target the autorun.inf file on the pen drive because it is read when the pen drive is plugged in. As a technician who is constantly swapping out my pen/flash drive in and out of machines.....which can spread a virus from machine to another.....I use Panda usb vaccination. Basically it prevents changing the autorun.inf, it is free and works on all removable media.

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#2
September 30, 2011 at 11:14:08

hey hopper, did you vaccinate your PC as well as the thumb drive?

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